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Al Jazeera America
Dec 31, 2013 9:00am EST
at february's sochi olympics , and following a "new york times" report on 2012 attacks in benghazi raising questions again about what happened that night. we'll start with the attacks in volgograd. 15 were killed, dozens injured when a male suicide bomber detonated shrapnel-laced explosives on a bus, following a blast at volgograd's main train station, where 17 died and dozens hurt by two suicide bombers. what do the attacks mean for the winter olympics scheduled to start february 7th. i'm joined by dr jim walsh, from watertown, an international security expert at mit's security studies program and fred burtan, vice president of intelligence at stratford, a global intelligence company, and author of, "untold fire." the untold attack on benghazi, and served as a counteragent and involved in security issues for the 1996 atlanta olympics. we'll get to benghazi in a moment. first, jim, do you have doubt that the bombing attacks are connected with the winter olympics ? no one has taken responsibility yet. in july a chechen rebel leader doku umarov who claimed responsibilities for other suicid
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 2:00pm EST
of the world cup. >>> the white house and the u.s. olympic committee now expressing concerns over those two deadly bombings in two days in the southern city of volgograd, russia. volgograd is about 550 miles from the capital city of moscow and 400 miles northeast of sochi. that is site for the olympic games which begin in just six weeks. peter sharpe is in volgograd. >> the twisted gutted remains of a trolley bus in volgograd. bodies and debris are strewn across the street. russian investigators say a male suicide bomber was responsible for the blast. it is the second in the last 24 hours. people were killed by a sue sierd bomber in volgograd's main railway station. security at the entrance prevented more deaths. >> the explosive device was the equivalent of 4 kilograms of tnt, it was filled with shrapnel. and because it was the same as the other incident, this confirms they were connected. >> formerly the kgb is coordinating the hunt for these attacks. the people now worried that this could be just the start of the concerted bombing campaign leading up to the start of the winter olympics i
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 3:00am EST
with grave consequences. >> coming a month before the start of the winter olympics in socchi, the consecutive attacks raised fear of a concentrated campaign of violence before the games. the sochi winter olympics is a prestige project for president vladimir putin. no one claimed either attack. earlier this year chechen leader called for maximum force to prevent the olympics from being held. the chechens want to sort of an islamic state out of russia much tens of thousands of police have been deployed to protect the olympics. organizers promised to make the games the safest olympics in history. >> well, let's speak to fred weir a journalist with the christian science monitor, joining us from moscow, via skype. little doubt that the people behind the bombers are the islamist fighters in the north caucasus region. explain why volgograd is being targeted. not only the attacks today and yesterday, but in october, on a bus. >> yes, this is the third attack in volgograd. it certainly demonstrated or demonstrates a concerted ability by this terrorist organization to hit repeatedly in a single place.
Dec 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
in russia just weeks before american athletes head to the sochi olympics. >>> up in the air. the government's new plan to test drones at sites around the country. how they may soon be coming to the skies near you. >>> the cold facts. a new blast of arctic air, the most frikd of the season, about to hit a wide part of the country just in time for the new year. >>> fighting lung cancer. the new guidelines for people at high risk. dr. nancy snyderman on who should be tested and when. >>> and "making a difference." how you have helped so many young people get their wishes. "nightly news" begins now. >>> good evening. i'm lester holt in tonight for brian. two bombings in two days have killed more than 30 people in the russian city of volgograd striking fears of a terror campaign in the lead-up to the sochi olympics. today' suicide bombing aboard a bus follows on the heels of the attack inside the rail station at the city once known at stalingrad. it comes just five weeks before american athletes begin arriving for the games. we begin our coverage tonight with correspondent jim maceda in moscow.
Al Jazeera America
Jan 2, 2014 1:00pm EST
olympics in sochi. >>> welcome to al this this this this. >> they didn't want the lebanese to be part and it would open the way in lebanon. >> no one. but for many lebanese, it started to reach them. the politicians, president terrorism. they called for the unity of the lebanese. but this this >> this is one of the main groups fighting in syria. >> that's prompted the she aled group. to try to restore order local tribesmen have joined the police in the city of ramadi to try to take police buildings that the fighters have occupied. there is anger here over the arrest of a prominent sunni lawmaker and over the dismantlement of at that camp. iraq has become bitterly sectarian. the country was having deep grievances with the shiia government. it files its interests have been neglected. malaki says he wants to talk to sunni leaders to try to resolve the stand-off but not those who were al lied with al-qaeda. >> we welcome our brothers from umbar who stepped forward to speak to us and consult and discuss. we need the real sons of ambar, not those who claim to represent 16 people dead. in a
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 10:00pm EST
chechen separatist promised violence and the sochi olympic games. >> palestine president mahmoud abbas greeted dozens of inmate released from an israeli prison. part of those released are part of a deal to broker peace between israelis and palestinians. >> 13-year-old girl will get another week on life support. her family issued an injunction to keep her on life support. >> one train collided, carrying grain, and another carrying crude oil crashed on tracks. nearby residents have been urged to evacuate. >> a setback for passengers stranded on a ship in antarctica. they were on a scientific expedition and have been stranded since christmas eve. an australian ship was on the way but could not plough through the ice 13 miles from the ship as it was too thick. those are the headlines. >> fear and anger across the world as two deadly explosions rock russia. "consider this" with less than two months until the world descends on sochi - is russia safe? >> a highly detailed new investigation claims there is no indication al qaeda was involved in the 2012 attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi
Dec 30, 2013 2:00am PST
in this bus explosion and it happens a month before the winter olympics in sochi and putin has promised will be the safest olympics in history. >> it's clear two attacks in the same day in the same city shows how vulnerable this entire country is to terrorist attacks. you have sochi, very, very close to the extremely north caucuses region where russia has been fighting for more than a decade. when the announcement the olympics would take place in sochi the fear was that putin would not be able to contain the terrorism in that area. another attack on friday a car bomb three people were killed on friday and another town in the north caucuses and goes to show how difficult it is to contain that threat. volgograd is 420 miles away from sochi but you can still see that the terrorists are spreading fear and it is a major rail hub for anyone travel from moscow to central russia en route to sochi. >> the security for the olympics will be very tight in sochi. what do we know? what does this mean for the planning of the olympics or for the security kroungsurrounding olympics? >> reporter: sochi i
Dec 30, 2013 9:00am PST >>> another bombing in russia just weeks ahead of the olympic games. straight ahead, we're going to look at security concerns for athletes as well as tourists. plus, he's one of the world's most famous race car drivers. well, now he is fighting for his life after a skiing accident. an update on michael shumacher's injury up ahead. also. >> on the horizon. >> the ice breaker coming to rescue us. >> brilliant. >> close yet so far away. dozens of people are stuck on a ship in the frozen antarctic. rescue teams are not able yet to reach them. welcome to around the world". i'm suzanne malveaux. a second terrorist attack in russia in just two days coming just weeks before the olympic games. well, that is where we begin this hour. at least 14 people were killed in today's suicide attack on a packed trolley. another 17 were killed in yesterday's blast at a train station. now, both bombings happened in the city of volgograd. diana mag nay is in russia with the latest. >> two deadly terror attacks in the southern russian city of volgograd in less than 24 hours. this morning's attack on a crowded t
Dec 30, 2013 2:30pm PST
cooperation in security preparations for the winter olympics. after two bomb attacks in the city of volgograd in two days. they said they would help to guarantee the security of the athletes and spectators. at least 31 people were killed in a blast at vocal grad -- at volgograd at the main railway bus.on and on a crowded >> the burned, twisted rush-hour remains. many of the passengers died almost instantly when a suicide bomber through him -- blew himself up as the people around him were on their way to work. a state of emergency has been declared in the city. after all, it was the second bombing in today's, and all just before -- in two days and all just before russia hosts the olympics. >> this is a serious test. a second terrorism act in 24 hours. we have dead people and injured people. >> yesterday, the city's main railway station was attacked by at least one other suicide bomber, killing 17. the explosions are most likely linked to the infamous insurgency against russian wool in the nearby caucasus republic. -- republics. with the one siding buildup to the winter olympics. >> the kremlin
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 6:00am EST
miles south of moscow and 400 miles north of sochi where the winter olympics will be held in six week, the third fat fatal attack in since months and stands with russia against terrorism and peter sharp is in moscow on the latest on the train station bombing. >> reporter: the aftermath of the attack in a railroad station in volgograd and a body on the ground as emergency services scramble to treat survivors and a woman set off explosives at the entrance to the main station and the blast captured on camera and it was packed with people leaving on christmas holidays. >> translator: everything was covered in smoke and after ten minutes i could see again and there were bodies everywhere and in the train station itself everything was destroyed. >> reporter: it killed and injured dozens of people. >> translator: according to preliminary information the power of this explosion was the equivalent of ten kilograms of tnt and would have been more victims if it were not for the guarding system at the train station and prevented the suicide bomber from getting through the metal detector and i
FOX News
Jan 5, 2014 11:00pm PST
in russia. intensifying security concerns for next month's olympic games in sochi. romney, head of the olympics in salt lake city, weighs in on that threat. it is a "fox news sunday" exclusive. >>> then a new face-off over the health care law. the obama administration fights to free serve the birth control mandate after supreme court justice sotomayor blocks enforcement. we will talk with leaders on both sides of the debate. ilyse hogue of pro-choice america and mark rienzi with the beckett fund f. pulitzer prize winning author on doris kearns. >> all right now on "fox news sunday." >>> hello again from fox news in washington. the new year has begun. but we face some of the same old issues. problems with obamacare. a terror threat to disrupt the winter olympics in russia. now just a month away. and disgraceful political attack on a baby. here to talk about it all for the first time, former mass mass governor and 2012 republican presidential nominee mitt romney and governor romney, happy new year and welcome back. >> thanks, chris. happy new year to you as well. >> as you watch t
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 12:00pm EST
miles northeast of sochi, the site for the olympic games which begin in just six weeks. peter sharp is in volgograd. >> reporter: the twisted gutted remains of a trolley in volgograd. russian investigators say a male suicide-bomber is responsible for the attack. it's the second in the last 24 hours. on sunday 17 people were killed by a suicide-bomber in volgograd's main railway stati station. security controls at the end of the station prevented even more deaths. >> the explosive device was the equivalent of four kilograms of tnt like the bomb at the train station, it was full of shrapnel and this confirms that the two terrorist acts were connected. >> reporter: president putin has dispatched the head of the intelligence service, formerly the kgb, to coordinate the hunt for those responsible for those attacks. the people here worried that this could be just the start of a concerted bombing campaign leading up to the start of the winter olympics in february. the sochi olympics are a major prestige project for vladimir putin. none is claiming responsibility for either of these attacks
Dec 30, 2013 2:00pm PST
the north caucasus are behind the attacks. rebel leaders have threatened to disrupt the winter olympics in sochi, just 700 kilometers from volgograd. concern is mounting about security at the games, which begin in less than six weeks. >> for more, let's bring in our correspondent, joining us now from moscow. what more can you tell us about these bombings? why the city of volgograd? >> russia's media suppose it is bobo grad, the city in the south of russia, with more than -- it is bobo grad -- volgograd, the city in the south of russia, with more than one million people, because of the traffic. it is easy to get there from the north caucasus. you don't have to get checked by police officers over and over again. that might be one reason. the other version is that this could only be a tactical maneuver by a largely terrorist -- by largely terrorist bombers to distract attention off of russia's security forces from their preparations and maybe even a more serious attack on a major city such as moscow, st. petersburg, or maybe even an attack on the olympic sites in sochi. >> what does this m
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 5:00am EST
situation. >> reporter: by the winter olympics in sochi, there are fears of a campaign of violence before the games. the sochi olympics is a big project for putin and no one claimed any of the attacks but earlier this year the rebel leader called for maximum force to prevent the olympics from being held. they want to carve an islamic state out of south earn russia and soldiers and police are being held to protect the olympics so they can make the olympics the safest in history. >> reporter: the international olympic community has come out in support of preparation for the games in sochi and a statement reads security is the responsibility of the local authorities and we have no doubt that russian authorities will be up to the task. when moscow says 37,000 personnel will make it safe, we will talk to a monitor in moscow. fred, this is the second deadly attack in two days. what more details are you hearing there about the second attack? >> well, it's what was in your package there. we know that it's another suicide bomber. there seems to be no doubt although it's not yet confirmed that them
Jan 5, 2014 6:00pm EST
to note. coming up later in the show, china wants to host the 2022 winter olympics. it has the money. it has the will. there is a key ingredient missing. a special report later this hour. our next guest expects a more robust china in 2014. the recovery four i mean -- remains elusive. >> welcome back. let's take a look at some of the events we will be following. in the world's biggest smartphone maker is out with results on tuesday. the money probably cap pouring in for samsung. they probably posted $10 billion in the final three months of 2013. that would amount to the slowest growth in two years. losing momentum in china. exports are out on wednesday january the eighth. growth in overseas sales is expected to have slowed to almost half the rate of the previous mom. on thursday the very next day. it is home to one of the worst performing currencies in the region. policymakers have been raging with borrowing costs high. economists expect no change this time. let's get more on what to watch out for this week. joining us is angie master. is good to see you. happy new year to you. let's
Dec 30, 2013 6:00pm PST
the winter olympics in just six weeks' time. good evening. i'm hari sreenivasan. gwen ifill and judy woodruff are both on holiday. also ahead, author and journalist david ignatius, just back from a visit to iran. details reaction inside the country to the nuclear talks. >> i asked this hard line person close to the leader, go did you think compromise is possible on the nuclear deal and he answered directly no, i don't think it is. >> sreenivasan: plus, the year's big science news. from space exploration. to the fight against cancer. and mounting concerns over climate change. >> we reached this kind of unfortunate milestone, 400 parts per million of car done-- carbon dioxide. and that number is something this planet has not seen in millions of years, not in recorded history. >> sreenivasan: those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's "pbs newshour." >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the o
Jan 5, 2014 10:00am PST
attacks in russia intensify security friends for next month in sochi. romney who heads the olympics in salt lake city addresses that threat. it's a fox news sunday exclusives. >>> then a new face off over the health care law. the obama administration fights to preserve the birth control mandate after supreme court justice sotomayor weighs in. mark reenzi with a beckett fund for religious liberty and our power player of the week, pull litterer prize-winning author doris cancer goodwin on her goods. >> i have always chosen presidents that have been there in the moment dramatic moments in history. >> all right now on "fox news sunday." and hello again from fox news in walk. the new year has begun but we face some of the saim same old issues. problems with obamacare, a terror threat to disrupt the winter olympics in russia now just a month away and a disgraceful political attack on a baby. here to talk about it all for the first time is former massachusetts governor and 2012 republican presidential nominee mitt romney. happy few year and welcome to "fox news sunday." >> hi, chris, happy
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 2:00am EST
. volgograd is 600 miles south of moscow and 600 north of sochi, where the olympics will be held in six weeks. this is the third such attack in the russian city in the past two months. the u.s. is condemning the attacks, saying it stands with russia against terrorism. peter sharp is in moscow with the latest >> the chaotic aftermath of an attack at a railway station in volgograd. a body lies on the ground as emergency services scramble to treat the survivors. police say a woman set off the device near a metal detector station. the station was packed with thousands leaving on christmas holidays. >> everything was covered with smoke. after 10 minutes i was able to see. inside the train station everything was destroyed >> the attack killed and injured dozens of people. >> translation: commodoreding to preliminary information, it was the same as 10 kilograms of tnt. there were lots of people in the waiting hall but because of the checking system she wasn't through. >> seven died in a suicide bombing on a bus. the latest killings raised serious security concerns ahead of february's winter olympics
Dec 30, 2013 11:00pm PST
american athletes are due to arrive for the olympics in russia there are mounting concerns about security. today was the second suicide bombing in the city of volgograd. the city is near mountains that have become a haven of islamic militants. it is 400 miles from the olympics in sochi. the bomber targeted aboard a bus and yesterday in a train station. the attacks have killed 30 and wounded more than 100 and left millions terrified. the white house says it is closely monitoring the situation in russia and many athletes are on edge as well. george? >> reporter: while russia tightens security in the weeks leading up to the olympics, the athletes are trying to focus on just the games themselves. we talked to one local olympian who knows what it is like to compete with the security around her. >> jessica knows what it is like to be a part of the olympic games. she and her sister maggie helped her team to a gold in water polo. she knows what the athletes are going through. >> i bet that the athletes are so focused right now and so prepared for the olympic experience. it's unlike anything else.
Dec 29, 2013 6:00pm PST
a dozen dent a month and a half before the sochi olympics. holly williams has our report. bitter cold temperatures settle in over the midwest. and a new storm is approaching this week. a nationwide manhunt is over. don dahler on the bank robber and suspected cop killer whose run ended in arizona. and they made history in world war ii but they ever quite made the history books. carter evans paying tribute to trail blazers. >> they can be astronauts, they can be pilots. and these women really paved the way for them. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" >> good evening, everyone, i'm jeff glor with a western edition of the broadcast. the olimics in sochi russia are six weeks way which is why tonight there is so much attention focused on a horrific attack inson portion of the country today. a suicide bomber killed at least 16 after setting off a bomb inside a central train station. with more on what happened and what we know here's holly williams. >> reporter: a security camera captured the explosion that tore through volume go grad train statio station-- volume go g
Dec 30, 2013 12:00pm PST
's president is promising tighter security with the start of the winter olympics in sochi six weeks away. alfonso van marsh on why the site of the attacks has authorities concerned. >> reporter: a russian bomber shredded a bus in the russian city of volgograd. the second attack in as many days. officials say the attack killed or injured dozens of people. now there is fear of more terrorism ahead of february's winter olympics in sochi about 400 miles away. "i think that people here will tell you that no one feels safe. a lot has been promised for security. but little has been done," this man says. investigators say the bombers' explosives were similar to those used in another suicide bombing on sunday at the city's main railway station. at least 17 people died there. it is unclear who carried out the attacks. in july, chechen militants calling for an islamic state in russia threatened to attack civilian targets including the olympics. the double suicide bombings have security experts concerned. >> everyone now needs to be more concerned about the terrorist threat that has reached the russ
Dec 29, 2013 11:00pm PST
station. this is over a month before the sochi winter olympics are to begin. details of the suspect behind the bomb. >> a security camera shows the explosion. according to information the explosion was carried out by a female suicide bomber who saw a police officer next to her. she was nervous and activated the device. they rushed wounded to the hospital. she had 10 kilograms of t.n.t. you can see the after math, broken glass and debris. 6 people were killed, also carried out by a female. it raises security concerns for the sochi olympics. if we don't see an e an attempt on the olympics i would be surprised. >>> 2:00 after a night club let out near a sun dance theater, shots were fired. a modesto resident was killed. the search is on for a gunman. >>> a fire truck and mercedes collided. a firefighter was injured. several streets near 5th and howard were shut down. the hook and ladder truck leaking oil had to be towed away. >> it was traveling against a red light. the operator did have the emergency lights on and siren. it is all under investigation. the civilian driver may have failed to
Dec 30, 2013 3:00am PST
's right. it's 39 days and counting until the winter olympics. now the russian president ordered a massive height of security after a massive terror onslaught on that southern russian city. the terror attacks in the city less than 24 hours. this morning in morning rush hour. more than a dozen killed. authorities say the blast if work after a suicide bomber. possibly detonateing his device towards the back end of the bus where the damage seems worse. many on board were students. this is exam time if russia. among the injured, a baby if serious condition. >> that follows another attack sunday on the main railway station. 17 people were killed in that blast. authorities say that was also the work of a suicide bomber. these attacks come less tan six weeks before the start of the winter games if sochi, which is around 400 miles southwest of the city. president putin ordered the highest amount of security around the games. have been fighting an islamist insurgency not far from sochi. in july, russia's most wanted man a czechist extremist threatened to unleash maximum force. the u.s. state depart
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 8:00pm EST
before that country hosts the winter olympics. home after 20 years in jail. a mixed message coming from the middle east. >>> and a flu outbreak, doctors are worried. >> we begin tonight with an 11th hour move to keep a california teenager on life support. she became braindead after getting her tonsils removed. but her family insists that she's still live. they were going to pull the plug tonight. but it's a possible victory for her family. melissa, i know there has been a lot of movement this evening, and what's happening now. >> well, jonathan, this is incredible. this is a situation where you have a hospital who has considered ja har dead for a number of weeks, and they look at it as a corpse, and the family is taking it to the courts and making it a much bigger legal battle. this is what the uncle of jahai has to say. >> she moves when her mother touches her and speaks. and we have an attorney who has sworn that she's not dead. we have a filth that has agreedd to take her. and we have a doctor here in california who will be by her side throughout the transfer. we have informed the
Al Jazeera America
Dec 30, 2013 9:00pm EST
before the sochi olympics. >>> palestinians released from israeli jails, part of proposed peace talks between the israelis and palestinians. america tonight is up next and remember you can always find us online at >> on america tonight, it strikes mills each year, often with deadly consequences. >> when you find out you're like you think you're going to die. >> a battle against a vicious disease, battle against hepatitis c. >>> terrorists rattle alarms. for the sochi olympics. >> we profile veteran singles who are still looking for love. >> sam. >> oh my god he's gorgeous. sms. >> well, good evening everyone and thanks for joining us, i'm adam may. joie chen is on assignment. we begin what many call is a silent killer and a break through drug that is giving home to more than 3 million americans suffering. "america tonight"'s lori jane gliha shows us how one drug can wipe out this virus for good. >> reporter: when clyde beard opens the dur to his beloved backyard tool shed, the room twinkles with the light. >> i love working with wood. it is the last bastion of my manh
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Jan 4, 2014 10:00am PST
the situation in sochi. what russian authorities are now doing to try to keep our winter olympics safe, following last month's back-to-back terror attacks. >>> and predicting the state of the economy in 2014. coming up, we will take a look at how things on main street and wall street are expected to shape up in the year ahead. >>> we begin with this fox news extreme weather alert. there's a huge chill for the record books this time. a deep freeze of historic proportions now sweeping from the midwest all the way to the northeast. forecasters warning some of the low temperatures they're seeing haven't been seen in decades. even places that are used to bone chilling cold aren't taking any chances. for example in minnesota, the governor preemptively closing all the public schools on monday, where the temperature in minneapolis is supposed to hit, are you ready for this, a high of minus 14. brian is live in central park where it's pretty darn cold there too, here in new york. that minus degree temperature is the real temperature, not with the cold index or whatever that they add on to that.
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Dec 30, 2013 8:00am PST
winter olympics about. what russia just said about the deadly bombings and what is the plan to keep athletes safe at the games. >>> two weeks to go before obamacare kickses in. why republicans seem too change their strategy on repeal. plus we'll answer your questions about the new law. >>> nationwide manhunt for a accused cop killer and bank robbery suspect comes to a deadly end as the secret service weighs n why the suspects wagon their radar. it is all "happening now." >>> we begin with a fox news alert. on the aftermath of a second deadly terror attack in the russian city of volgograd, weeks before the olympic games in sochi. i'm john scoot. arthel: i'm arthel negative in for jenna lee. significanttores say there is enough evidence to link today's deadly bus bombing with another bombing at a train station yesterday with russia likening the bombings to terror at tick in the united states, syria and elsewhere. in today's rush hour attack a trolley bus reduced to twisted wreckage with the roof blown off and bodies and debris strewn across the street. the force of the blast so powerf
Dec 30, 2013 5:00pm EST
in front of the courthouse. >> thank you. our theme today, celebration. days the winter olympics in sochi, russia will be celebrated. but a cloud of fear and unease has covered the upcoming event. a suicide bomber has killed more than 30 people on a bus. have raised this the great threat before the olympics begin. here to discuss the modification -- the motivation behind the , glen howard. first of all, tommy who was behind these attacks? they have made statements and the lie that there were nothing but they would be targeting the olympics, and so this is the primary suspect behind that. >> these attacks today, do they follow other attacks by the same group and other regions of russia? wax yes. there have -- >> yes. in the last three days there have been three attacks inside of russia. there has been a whole history of suicide bombings inside of russia. but this is really symbolic because it comes on the eve of the olympics and they're trying to make a statement because the olympic torch is actually going to be passing through their. on june or a 30th. that by itself will be interesting.
Al Jazeera America
Dec 31, 2013 12:00am EST
of volgograd, formerly known as stalin grad. before the 2014 winter olympics in sochi. , as many as two terror attacks in as many days, the attacks linked, devices used in both explosions were similar, police calling them acts of terror. both attacks targeted transportation. monday's attack tore through a trolley bus killing 14 people and wounding 28 others. the day before, surveillance cameras captured an explosion inside volgograd's main holiday station, 17 people were killed in an attack by a suspected female suicide bomber. volgograd, a city of about 1 million is a major transport hub in southern russia, traveling 400 miles to and from sochi, host of the 2014 winter olympics scheduled to start in february. for residents of volgograd the attacks have put a damp er on the holiday season. >> we were already prepared and look at what's happening, happening in the second time in a row. the new year won't be better after that for sure. >> i think of the people here no one will tell you they feel safe. a lot has been promised but little has been done. >> on friday a car bomb in a southern city so
Dec 30, 2013 5:30pm PST
the olympics. elizabeth palmer on who might be behind the attacks. in the upper midwest, the year is coming to a bitter cold and with the temperature deep in negative territory. formula 1 champion michael schumacher is fighting for his life after an accident on the ski slopes. elaine quijano has the latest on his condition. and anthony mason on the little bird that's become a huge star. >> it's pretty magnificent. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> dubois: good evening, scott is off tonight, i'm maurice dubois and this is our western edition. the united states offered russia more help with security for the winter olympics. this follows the second deadly terror attack in two days in the russian city today a bus was blown up, yesterday the target was a railway station. the two attacks blamed on suicide bombers killed at least 31 people and wounded more than a hundred. many of the wounded are in grave condition. volgograd, until 1961 as stalingrad is about 400 miles from sofchi, the host city for the winter games which begin on february 7. elizabet
Dec 30, 2013 7:00pm EST
, and so forth all of russia to stop the olympic games. the olympic committee, the officials wrote a letter to putin and said no, no, we're still behind you. do you think the terrorists want to stop the olympics? is that what's behind this? >> well, absolutely without a doubt they want to stop the olympics. they've said as much quite bluntly. the problem is this isn't just about the olympics anymore. one of the untold stories is that while there's always been terrorist attacks in and around chechnya and dagestan and also in moscow there's been a steady radicalization in the center of the country, too. so what russia's really looking at is a real plague of islamist terrorism in the next decade to come. the problem's been getting more severe. it's not going to stop with the passage of the olympics. >> the center of the country is that volgograd? what are you talking about? >> i'm talking about tartarstan and kazan a little north of volgograd. but volgograd is only 400 miles away from where the olympics will be. and the situation for security gets even worse as we go down near sochi. i've been
Jan 5, 2014 10:00pm EST
. this is asia edge. >> just a month away from winter olympics in russia. beijing is making a joint bid for the event, but this could be met for a frosty reception. >> you need to drive at least four hours to get to where they want to hold the outdoor event eight years from now. in aroblem is beijing sits bone dry basin. these are some of the tallest hills. it is already january. there is no snow, just the great wall of china. ,aking matters more challenging i thought we were getting away from this. china would undoubtably throw billions at cleaning up, including a high-speed rail link to the slopes, but there is still work to be done. mile to the mountain offers few clues to the winter resort. this is january. it is all man-made snow. ready to go. this is one of the newer ski resorts in the area. 22 lifts are planned serving 87 trails. challenging, but skiing is a relatively new sport for the chinese. chance. should have a there is not a single slope that conforms, but there are a couple of resorts built nearby. it may not be known for its snow, but it is known for its bitter winds. ic
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months, russia is set to host the 2014 winter olympics. tonight, worries a terrorist campaign is just beginning. ail alfonzo tells us, two security breeches are worrying them about security in the games. >> russian officials say the attack killed or injured dozens of people. now there's fear of more terrorism ahead of february's winter olympics in sochi400 miles away. people here will tell you that no one feels safe. a lot has been promised for security, but little has been done, this man says. investigators say the bombers explosives were similar to those used in another suicide bombing on sunday at the city's main railway station. at least 17 people died there. it is unclear who carried out the attacks. >> in july, militants calling for an islamic state in russia threatened. they have security experts concerned. >> everyone now needs to be more concerned about the terrorist threat that reached the russian heartland and is growing closer not only to the sochi olympics, but also affecting the transportation hub that are so important to the olympics. >> russian president, vladimir
Jan 1, 2014 10:00pm PST
the olympics hockey teams. but what about security? >> reporter: many of them are out of the country competing. tonight, we talked to people who do plan to go to sochi to cheer them on. ann warner cribs has attends several of the games over the years. she has followed news of two deadly bombings in southern russia, but this is not stopping her from traveling from her palo alto home to the sochi olympics. >> i met lots of people different from i. we were united from our love of sports. i feel like i can't not go. we can't let the terrorists win. >> reporter: russia's government has promised the safest olympics in history, but it is not easy to secure soft targets like getting to and from the olympic venue. kpix5 news writer heidi allen plans to go to see her sibling compete. >> keeping your things safe and close to you. but yeah, it could be a concern that something could happen. >> reporter: she expects kate to remain focused. >> her main focus is doing her best. the security should take care of the athletes. >> reporter: sharon chin, kpix5. >>> the parents of olympic bobsledder andreu s durmo
Dec 31, 2013 4:00am PST
years. thanks, bill. >>> major security concerns for our olympic athletes, plus getting high will cost you plenty in colorado as recreational marijuana sellers and the state prepare for a financial windfall. you're watching "early today." >>> well, good morning and welcome back. almost three dozen people have been killed by suicide bombers in russia since sunday, raising fears of similar attacks on the upcoming sochi olympic games. police presence has been stepped up at train stations and airports across the country with even tighter security in sochi where the olympic winter games are set to begin in just 37 days. nbc's duncan golestani is live this morning for us in london. good morning. how will these bombings affect security at the games? >> good morning. in terms of the actual games location at sochi, it seems unlikely to change very much because security is already formidably tight. visitors will need a special pass that requires passport details to be given to the authorities. there's a 1500 square mile security zone around the black seacoast resort. so the russian olympic commi
Dec 31, 2013 5:30pm PST
olympics approach. nbc's jim maceda has the latest. >> reporter: hi, erica. as police offered up a suspect in the bombings, the latest violence was worrying the olympic athletes in the u.s. by the thousands, the russian police swept through volgograd's coffee shops and markets overnight. hunting for the accomplices in the suicide blasts that killed at least 34. dozens of people were detained though any connections to the bombings were unclear. vladimir putin backed a strong force. we will consistently continue the fight against terrorists until their complete annihilation, he said. police now say they've identified a suspect in the first bombing. the one that hit volgograd's train station, though they have yet to have evidence. the 26-year-old russian, a former paramedic, who allegedly converted to radical islam in 2011. the russian and foreign media reports say his parents posted this message to their son online after he vanished six months ago. they feared he joined armed insurgents. come home, his mother pleaded. we see how many people die because of people like you. don't harm people,
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countries are increasing security for their olympic athletes following two bombing attacks in russia. suicide bombers attacked a train station and bus killing more than 30 people in the city of volgograd. that is 300 miles from sochi where the winter olympics will be held in february. the australian olympic committee says their athletes will travel only by air. they will not be allowed to go anywhere outside of sochi. here in the bay area the mother of 25-year-old olympic hopeful casey oakley says although the bombings make her nervous she believes the olympics will be safe. she says the area was well guarded. >> she said it was really tight up and there and getting off the chair lift there were armed guards everywhere. >> when casey made the u.s. ski team in 2011 her mother started learning russian and planned on making plans to watch her daughter. >>> the 125th annual rose parade in pasadena steps off in a little more than 120 hours. that means volunteers are in a real race against the clock. the floats must be completely covered in natural substances. for the last week decorators
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Jan 2, 2014 10:00am EST
olympics. >>> and saved from the sea, an italian coast guard rescue more than 200 migrants off of the coast of lampedusa. >>> welcome to the program. we begin in lebanon where there has been another major explosion in the capitol, the blast happened in southern beirut. the area is the strong hold of the shiite group hezbollah. initial reports suggest that at least four are dead and 12 others are wounded. let's join our correspondent on the phone. tell us what you know at the moment. we're seeing pictures of the aftermath of the explosion. >> reporter: yes, as you have said, this is in the heart of hezbollah strong hold. it's a very secure -- tight security for hezbollah officials offices, and this is where many of the leaders live and have their families. the explosion happened less than an hour ago. it seems like this bomb is not very big, but the area is very crowded. it''s a commercial business area, and there are lots of people on the street at that time of day, and again, this is in the heart of hezbollah strong hold. >> it does seem the emergency services have been able to get to the
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Jan 3, 2014 5:00am EST
and jennifer glass al jazeera in kiev. >> they will gather in sochi for the winter olympics and after the bomb ings in volgograd last week, we have peter to report. >> there is a streak of love of country that runs through these people and the russian olympic team carries the hopes of the nation, launching the new sports clothing for the olympic games which is next month and it will move to the black resort of sochi before the opening ceremony in february. the excitement not shared by world leaders, obama and merkle and cameron will not make an appearance of the winter games but doesn't matter says russia olympic chief. >> translator: the olympic games is a porting event for the athletes. >> reporter: they will be on home ground and no excuses. and this is where russia's winter olympic hopes lie, out on the ice. the national hockey squad and the ice skaters are the bright lights in these winter olympics going for gold in sochi. and also salvaging russia's reputation and it's the night of february 25, 2010 and facing canada for a place in the quarter finals and the winter olympics nightmare w
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Jan 1, 2014 12:00pm PST
attacks in rush sharks t russia as the country gets set to host the winter olympics. putin makes a renewed push to fight the the cou the winter olympics. putin makes a renewed push to fight the terrorists. how do we keep athletes and americans safe? >>> plus tragedy on the field just after this photo taken at yesterday's big college bowl game. >>> and duck dynasty star willie robertson speaking to fox news addressing his father's controversial comments that got him suspended by the a and e network. >> you have been in the news for weeks now. and really it's our first opportunity to ask you you a question about all the stuff that went on throughout you, your family and the show. what did you think of a and e's decision regarding your father a couple weeks ago is this [ male announcer ] this is betsy. her long day of pick ups and drop offs begins with arthritis pain... and a choice. take up to 6 tylenol in a day or just 2 aleve for all day relief. all aboard. ♪ [ male announcer ] this december, experience the gift of exacting precision and some of the best offers of the year
Dec 30, 2013 6:00am PST
hit the country week before the beginning of the winter olympic games. >> good morning, and thanks for joining us. >> a lot going on and not the least of which is a change in the weather with no more "spare the air" day. >> but go have cooler temperatures? >> running in the 30's to 40's at the bay. next 12 hours an increase in high clouds and temperature in the mid-50's at noon and upper 50's to low 60's in the afternoon and back to 52 by 7:00. inland we have frost forming as peoples are around freezing mark and high clouds and mid-50's at noon and low 60's around 4:00 and we will be in the upper 40's in the evening and maybe need a heavier coat than other places. for the coast it is clear and in the 40's and around 60 at noon and dropping to 58 under clouds. we at 4:00, look for a colorful sunset because of the high clouds. >> we have problems on the peninsula in the clear fays -- phases south of bunker hill blocking a left lane because of emergency crews and that should be clearing as you can see with the greens sensors. some slowing on 101 into sunnyvale but, otherwise, looking
Jan 2, 2014 8:00am PST
of the president's delegation to the olympics and brian boitano just recently came out. the olympic figure skater is here live in studio to talk about what it means to go to russia. also this -- >> we were reading the tag trying to figure out where this came from and it was open so we then discovered this was a very personal gift. >> pretty amazing. how one woman ended up with a christmas gift from the obama gift, a gift that was meant for someone else that was very close to the obamas and the new york times from edward snowden and a whistleblower and the agenda panel will chime in on that one and that's the topic of a question for you. should edward snowden be granted clemency? weigh in on twitter or facebook. ♪ [ male announcer ] bob's heart attack didn't come with a warning. today his doctor has him on a bayer aspirin regimen to help reduce the risk of another one. if you've had a heart attack, be sure to talk to your doctor before you begin an aspirin regimen. [ cellphones beeping ] ♪ [ cellphone rings ] hello? [ male announcer ] over 12,000 financial advisors. good, good. good. over $700
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Dec 31, 2013 6:00am EST
in russia are raising safety concerns ahead of the sochi olympics in vowel grad and happened 24 hours apart a trolley and a train and leaving 33 people dead and we are in volgograd with the story. >> there wasn't much left of the trolley car on line 15 when the ambulances arrived. a ruptured tin can surrounded by bodies. but survivors were hanging on. and volgograd hospital was less than ten minutes away. and he was one of badly injured brought here. >> translator: it felt like a huge electric shock and no one with a bomb and i was looking out the window and i can't remember anything after that. >> reporter: for the second time in less than 24 hours the hospital were filled with victims of another bombing and some with terrible burns. the doctor said his team were carrying out ten operations at the same time. but thankfully he said the trolley bomb wasn't as powerful as sunday's blast at the train station. outside they posted casualty lists of those brought in by ambulance and where they were being treated. the relatives of the injured scarcely able to believe this was happening all over
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a difference. also, i have to mage you touched on the olympics and the violence in russia. >> he's very interesting on that. he, of course, ran the olympics in salt lake city in 2002. i was asking him about the threats of violence, to the sochi olympics just a month away. you have these islam iic extremists who had two bombings, killed about 40 people close to the olympics and some radical leaders threatening to disrupt the olympics himself. he said it's concerning. in this particular case with a specific circumstances there where you have this terrorist movement only hundreds of miles away from sochi, it's particularly concerning. i also asked him about russia and its role, the fact that it's a much more autocratic country, that president putin has signed legislation against gays. it does russia in some sense, does its values undercut what the olympics are about? he raised a lot of concerns about that. he said i certainly wouldn't have voted to hold the olympics there, but it wasn't his choice. >> hello, ed snowden, the relationship is more strained than it's ever been. i don't want yo
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